By On May 23rd, 2007

After Divorce, Men Hit Most With Depression

It turns out that women may excel at moving on with their lives while men are at a loss. Researchers have shown that men are more likely to suffer from depression following a divorce:

"Nineteen per cent of men who were no longer with their spouse found a decline in social support, while only six per cent of men who remained in a relationship found a drop. Among women the proportions were 11 per cent for those no longer in a relationship and five for those who were.

Jenni Tipper, a research associate with the Vanier Institute of the Family in Ottawa, said "typically women are much better at building and maintaining social supports, which isn't often the case for men."

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